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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/6] cgroup: implement cgroup v2 thread support
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On 07/16/2017 10:07 PM, Tejun Heo wrote:
>
> +Threads
> +~~~~~~~
> +
> +cgroup v2 supports thread granularity for a subset of controllers to
> +support use cases requiring hierarchical resource distribution across
> +the threads of a group of processes. By default, all threads of a
> +process belong to the same cgroup, which also serves as the resource
> +domain to host resource consumptions which are not specific to a
> +process or thread. The thread mode allows threads to be spread across
> +a subtree while still maintaining the common resource domain for them.
> +
> +Controllers which support thread mode are called threaded controllers.
> +The ones which don't are called domain controllers.
> +
> +Marking a cgroup threaded makes it join the resource domain of its
> +parent as a threaded cgroup. The parent may be another threaded
> +cgroup whose resource domain is further up in the hierarchy. The root
> +of a threaded subtree, that is, the nearest ancestor which is not
> +threaded, is called threaded domain and serves as the resource domain
> +for the entire subtree.

The cgroup code uses the term "thread root" in quite a number of places.
So a developer may be confused when comparing the code and the
documentation. I would recommend either introducing "thread root" as an
alias for threaded domain here in the documentation or documenting that
"threaded domain = thread root" in the code.

> + cgroup.type
> +
> + A read-write single value file which exists on non-root
> + cgroups.
> +
> + When read, it indicates the current type of the cgroup, which
> + can be one of the following values.
> +
> + - "domain" : A normal valid domain cgroup.
> +
> + - "domain (threaded)" : A threaded domain cgroup which is
> + serving as the root of a threaded subtree.
> +
> + - "domain (invalid)" : A cgroup which is in an invalid state.
> + It can't be populated or have controllers enabled. It may
> + be allowed to become a threaded cgroup.
> +
> + - "threaded" : A threaded cgroup which is a member of a
> + threaded subtree.
> +
> + A cgroup can be turned into a threaded cgroup by writing
> + "threaded" to this file.
> +
> cgroup.procs
> A read-write new-line separated values file which exists on
> all cgroups.

Do we need to document that cgroup.procs isn't writable in a threaded
cgroup?

> @@ -4301,6 +4606,7 @@ static struct cgroup *cgroup_create(struct cgroup *parent)
> cgrp->self.parent = &parent->self;
> cgrp->root = root;
> cgrp->level = level;
> + cgrp->dom_cgrp = cgrp->dom_cgrp;

It is a no-op. I think it is better to modify it to

+ cgrp->dom_cgrp = cgroup_is_threaded(parent) ? parent->dom_cgrp : cgrp;

Then we won't have an invalid domain state.

Cheers,
Longman

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